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Sep 16, 2012 8:00am EDT
now with president obama. polls show that this is perhaps romney's biggest weakness. now he's launching the all-out charm offensive. david kerley has more from the white house. david, good morning to you. >> good morning. by all measures this is still a close race. couple of weeks to the debates. but there is one question that mitt romney is having a big hard time winning. who do you like? so, get ready for another charm offensive. yesterday, romney went to his grandson's soccer game. this week, he and wife ann appear on "live with kelly and michael." chatting about everything from tooth paste tubes to snooki. >> honey boo boo or snooki? >> i'm kind of a snooki fan. >> by the way, ann squeezes the tooth paste from the top. mitt from the bottom. why the warm and fuzzy? while the president has a slight lead among expected voters to win, he's running away in the likability numbers. this week, the president will laugh it up on the letterman show. but, does he need to? when we asked -- which candidate is more personable? more likable? it's obama 61%. to 27%. who would you want to
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Sep 4, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >>> obama's turn. the president about to make his case on the biggest stage of the campaign. all-in for four more years. the first lady front and center tonight. and we're going to hear from the republican candidate for vice president, as both sides speak out this morning. >>> and new this morning, bombshell claims about tom cruise. the stunning allegations by "vanity fair" about his search for a wife before he was married to katie holmes. was scientology really auditioning actresses for the role of a lifetime? meet the woman who was the first choice. >>> and harry is back. the prince steps out in his first public appearance since those photos leaked of his hard-partying weekend in las vegas. >> i've never once been shy on coming forward. i'll give it a go. >>> sam just got here. that was a nice response there for harry right there. good morning, america. robin with her family in mississippi. great to have elizabeth vargas. >> i'll give it a go. >> you will give it a go. lots to get to this morning. all of you heading into rush hour, you know this already. those gas prices, the highest on re
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Sep 6, 2012 7:00am PDT
want to nominate a man who's cool on the outside. but who burns for america on the inside. >> obama comes on stage for a surprise hug. as leaks from a new book show confusion and dysfunction in the white house and congress. >>> and caught on tape. the harrowing moments of a bank manager with a bomb strapped around her stomach. forced to open the vault. throwing bags of cash out the back door. now, the thieves are on the run. >>> and pippa takes manhattan by storm, popping up in all of the hot spots. is she headed for the centre court of the u.s. open to the catwalk. is she really hunting for a home? and does she have a new man? >>> and good morning, america, from charlotte. robin is with her family in mississippi. glad to have elizabeth vargas with us again today. and what a night it was here at the democratic convention. president clinton made a little bit of history last night. he's the first former president ever to nominate a current president. and he seemed to love every single minute. and he was up there 48 minutes, i think it was. the crowd loved him right back. and, josh, he
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Sep 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
shutdown of oil refineries for upgrades. >>> and president obama is trying to take on china, claiming the chinese are playing unfair and stealing american jobs. today in ohio, the president is expected to announce a new world trade. mitt romney has long criticized the president for being weak on china. >>> and could china and japan be headed for war? leon panetta says that could be the result if both nations keep up their provocative behavior. protests erupted on sunday. the two are fighting over who controls islands in the south chi china sea. >>> and beautiful images from the russian space capsule carrying two. they spent 129 days there. the capsule is the only transportation now that the shuttle program has ended. >>> and finally referee brian stropolo was set to referee on under. he unabashed saints fans who facebook page shows him in fully clad saints gear. until they pulled him, they don't think he's going to be back on the field. facebook people, hello, it gets you in trouble all the time. >> on the other hand, he knows the team very well. >>> we'll turn to the race for the whi
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Sep 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> good morning, america. breaking overnight, a tornado touching down in a crowded shopping mall parking lot, all caught on camera. and flash floods in the northeast. drivers fighting a losing battle with rising waters. tropical storm leslie getting stronger right now, on track to become a hurricane as soon as tomorrow. >>> michelle obama takes center stage at the democratic national convention. her deeply personal speech electrifies the crowd. >> you see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. >> the president and their daughters watch from the white house, as the first lady makes the case for a second term. >>> the latest on those bombshell claims about tom cruise. stunning, new details from the shocking "vanity fair" cover story about what it took to be his girlfriend. his alleged personal orders to change her look, including filing down her teeth. now, the writer who broke the story joins us. >>> and apple's supersecret surprise. we'll reveal what the brand-
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Sep 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
for the crucial debates with president obama, what he thinks of new polls that have him falling behind. and whether he regrets the first comments he made after this week's violence in libya. romney accused the obama administration for showing, quote, sympathy for the protesters. romney said the president was displaying a shoot first, aim later attitude. and that's where we began. >> i thought the statement was inappropriate. and pointed that out. now, our attention is focused on the loss of life and the tragedy of having a remarkable ambassador and diplomatic members had their lives taken. >> you said the statement showed a tendency to show sympathy with those who waged the attacks. where do you see it shows sympathy it was done before the attacks happened. >> the statement stayed on the website for 14, 15 hours. the statement was reiterated after they had breached the sovereignty with the embassy. >> coupled with a condemnation of the facts, though. >> even after the killing in libya. and by the way, what i said was exactly the same thing conclusion the white house reached, which was
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Sep 19, 2012 7:00am EDT
of power. we're tracking the latest in the storm zone. >>> the president pushes back. obama ridicules mitt romney's claim on the secret tapes that almost half of americans believe they're victims. plus, the surprising comments overnight from running mate, paul ryan. >>> real-life da vinci code. a tiny scrap of paper that could prove jesus had a wife. why this faded fragment might solve an age-old question. >>> and jennifer aniston's big reveal. her private home security tapes. it's a spoof. wait until you meet her kids. >> can i go swimming? >> please be a good boy and go upstairs and take a nap. >>> jimmy kimmel and jennifer aniston there. good morning. robin on her medical leave. josh is off. glad to have elizabeth vargas and amy robach here with us. a lot to get to this morning. let me show you pictures from paris. it looks calm right now. but riot police are gathering right now, as france announces it will close its embassies and schools in almost 20 countries. there's big fears to a hostile reaction to a magazine there, that is publishing new cartoons mocking the prophet muhammad. >>
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Sep 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
convention, huh? >> reporter: ryan who took on president obama in his primetime speech, continued his role as attack dog. >> we're not just going to go to you and say vote against the other guy because he's no good. we could do that because -- the record's no good. >> reporter: it's too soon to tell just how much of a positive bounce romney has coming out of the convention. but what he does have, tens of millions in new campaign funds, now that he's officially his party's nominee. more to flood battleground states on ads like this. and we're learning more details about that strange improv between clint eastwood and, yes, that chair, meant to be an invisible president obama. >> what do you want me to tell romn romney? i can't do that. can't do that to himself. >> reporter: all of it, catching the campaign completely off guard. and an aide admitting they were eyeing the clock as the performance dragged on. in an interview with tampa's wfla, paul ryan weighed in. >> clint eastwood is clint eastwood. we're happy to have his support. >> reporter: team romney said that eastwood asked for the cha
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Sep 2, 2012 8:00am EDT
? >> thanks, john. >>> shifting gears now to the race for the white house. president obama and mitt romney in a virtual dead heat. with two months to go, the president is gearing up for his party's convention. as romney keeps aggressively campaigning across multibattleground states this week. it's your voice, your vote. abc's david kerley has more. >> reporter: this is politics as contact sports. >> the only thing that i'm not going to do, though, is get into a middle of an argument between hawkeyes and huskers fans. i'm not going to go there. >> reporter: on the first day of the college football season, paul ryan tailgated with his alma mater and romney used a metaphor to attack president obama. >> 23 million people are out of look, or stopped looking for work. if you have a coach, 0 to 23 million, you say it's time to get a new coach. >> reporter: whether the polls show it now, mitt romney was feeling a bounce after the convention in cincinnati. a long-standing ovation. then, to another toss-up state, florida, where they joined forces to campaign. >> look, it's time for us to take respon
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Sep 1, 2012 8:00am EDT
visiting the disaster area in louisiana. mitt romney toured the damage on friday. president obama is scheduled to be there on monday. but neither is slowing their campaign down, as governor romney tries to capitalize on his convention momentum. but there's new questions this morning about that bizarre clint eastwood speech. it's "your voice, your vote." and reena ninan leads off our coverage. hi, reena. >> reporter: good morning. 66 days before the election began, team romney wasted no time. going straight to battleground states, convincing voters why there needs to be new leadership in the white house. >> governor mitt romney. >> reporter: just hours after leaving tampa, mitt romney and paul ryan hit the trail hard, driving their convention messages home. >> i want to make sure that every person in this country that wants a job can find one. >> reporter: romney, remaining positive, pushing his economic agenda. >> time to give someone new a chance. hold us accountable. >> what a great convention, huh? >> reporter: ryan, who took on president obama in his primetime speech, continue
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Sep 23, 2012 8:00am EDT
days, showing just how team obama is hoping to blunt any momentum romney may gain in some of those battleground states. dan? >> david kerley, thank you. >>> for more on all of this, let's bring in the hardest working man in news, his name is george stephanopoulos. he's the host of "this week" with george stephanopoulos. how is that for an intro? >> i like it. >> his advisers are saying it needs a reset. >> number one, he just -- he has to have do no harm strategy. he can't have another week defined by a gaffe. knowing that the president is going to pounce on anything that might resemble a pounce. saturate the battleground states with mitt romney. right now, he's behind or barely tied in any single battleground. he's not ahead. in any one of them right now. and number three, he's got to focus, again, hard, on the economy, one of the things that's helping president obama right now is more and more americans think the country is going in the right direction and he's pulled to even with romney on the economy. >> there's another big turning point in ten days, the debate, people say this
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Sep 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
, president obama getting a bear hug down in ft. pierce, florida, scott van duzer, the owner of the pizzeria. >>> and we'll also have news on the rare and terrifying twisters hitting new york. hundreds of severe storm reports over the weekend. look at that. >>> and also at the u.s. open women's final delayed by the tornadoes but when serena williams hit the court, boy, what a match. it was this close. she pulled it off. she'll tell us about that moment in her first live interview. >> you were there? >> yeah, i had a chance to witness the magic. >> let's begin with the teachers' strike, josh is here. >> hul comblge implications, te are on strike, after failing to reach a deal on reform pushed by mayor rahm emanuel. 29,000 teachers off the job. nearly 400,000 students in limbo. their parents scrambling to find day care, among other things. alex perez is on the picture lines in the city right now. good morning to you, alex. >> reporter: good morning, josh. many teachers already on the picture lines here. this is a major collision between mayor rahm emanuel who is obama's former chief of staff a
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Sep 9, 2012 8:00am EDT
held in afghanistan for more than three years. they say he will not be harmed. in response to the obama administration declaring the organization a terrorist group. that was on friday, however, he vowed more attacks on u.s. and nato forces. >>> and in nicaragua, thousands of people were evacuated from their homes after a volcano erupted. you can see there, more than two miles into the air. people nearby heard three powerful explosions. before seeing that cloud. >>> take a look at this frightening collision. a tulane player collides with a teammate. he suffers a fractured spine. he's in stable position. he has some feeling, walker, walker will undergo surgery in >>> now, honeymoon may not have lasted long. they tied the knot during a tailgating ceremony before their teams faced off. arizona went on to upset oklahoma state. upsetting holly who's now asking for a divorce. it didn't last long. just kidding, by the way. that was a joke. >> they're off on their honeymoon now. >> they're off on their honeymoon to a bowl game. >>> we're going to turn to politics now. we're just 50 days away fro
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Sep 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
changes for medicare. >> the first step to a stronger medicare is to repeal obama care. it represents the worst of both worlds. >> reporter: it was a tough speech for ryan. back to romney's taxes. if he had claimed all the deductions available to him, his tax rate would have been just over 10%. bianna? >> all right, david. >>> for more analysis, we're joined by john avlon, senior correspondent for the daily beast. back in july, romney said he never paid less than 13%. this tax return proves that. is this case closed now? >> the romney campaign wants to put this behind them. but the issue was fading from view. now, it's back on the front pages. they had a lousy week. they figured they'd double down and get it all out there. but the real issue becomes this 14% rate on $14 million. that's so much less than what many middle class folks make as a percentage of their income and a tax rate. that does raise issues. we're about this big fight of 35 or 39 at the top right. and mitt romney is paying 14%, that's a fundamental problem that slaps people not adding up. >> his campaign wants to turn
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Sep 8, 2012 8:00am EDT
nearly 400,000 people just stopped looking for work. president obama and mitt romney, furiously spinning those numbers, knowing this is the issue that will likely decide the election. "your voice, your vote." and we'll hear from abc's reena ninan, covering the romney campaign in just a moment. but first, abc's david kerley is at the white house. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. flat. disappointing. some would call this a dismal jobs report. and it has the president trying out a new message on voters. he's asking for more time. the president bounded on to a stage in new hampshire, less than 12 hours after accepting his nomination, trying to put the most positive spin he could on those disappointing jobs numbers. >> after losing around 800,000 jobs a month when i took office, business, once again, added jobs for the 30th month in a row. >> reporter: true. still, 23 million americans are unemployed. and the president acknowledges all the frustration. >> that's not good enough. we know it's not good enough. we need to create more jobs, faster. >> reporter: and that is
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
for president. both president obama and mitt romney have both stopped campaigning this weekend. cramming their facts and honing their one-liners. it's your voice, your vote, with just 37 days left until the election. abc's david kerley is with us here at the desk. good to see you. >> nice to be here. dan, this is a big debate. this is part performance, part policy. the stakes are always high. but for mitt romney, some are saying it's make or break. and for the president, leading in the polls, it's about not letting his challenger back in the race. president obama is in nevada this morning where he'll spend the next three days in debate camp. reportedly at this posh resort in henderson. and he heads into the debate with the latest gallup tracking poll still showing president obama holding a lead this morning, 6 points. >> this is the ball game for mitt romney. if romney doesn't do well in this debate it will be hard to get back in this race. >> reporter: both candidates have checklists. mitt romney has to avoid appearing detached. his to-do list, the three cs, show compassion, that he's c
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Sep 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
, right now. >>> war of words. mitt romney pounces on obama's univision claim that you can't change washington from the inside. as ann romney defends her husband from critics from his own party. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it, get in the ring. >>> kato kaelin makes headlines, saying o.j. simpson really did kill his former wife. this morning, he sets the record straight, only on "gma." >>> we're right there for the most important moment of robin's journey. >> now's a good time to say, go, sally, go. >> getting the crucial stem cells of life from her sister. surrounded by family and friends. the morning begins with a prayer and ends in a joyful song. ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ♪ ♪ nothing can keep me keep me from you ♪ ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ♪ ♪ nothing can keep me keep me from you ♪ >>> let's kick off this friday morning with a little spirit. how about that, robin roberts? showing how much strength she has. that was just incredible. good morning, everyone. josh is off. great to have elizabeth and amy here. and let's go right back inside tha
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Sep 5, 2012 7:00am PDT
as tomorrow. >>> michelle obama takes center stage at the democratic national convention. her deeply personal speech electrifies the crowd. >> you see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. >> the president and their daughters watch from the white house, as the first lady makes the case for a second term. >>> the latest on those bombshell claims about tom cruise. stunning, new details from the shocking "vanity fair" cover story about what it took to be his girlfriend. his alleged personal orders to change her look, including filing down her teeth. now, the writer who broke the story joins us. >>> and apple's supersecret surprise. we'll reveal what the brand-new product launch really is. can apple top themselves one more time? >>> and good morning, america, from the democratic convention here in charlotte. robin is with her family in mississippi right now. happy to have elizabeth vargas with us. what a night here last night. when michelle obama came out, the crowd was electrified. she brought them to their feet. she didn't mention mitt romney at all last night.
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Sep 30, 2012 4:00am PDT
his challenger back in the race. president obama is in nevada this morning when he'll spend the next three days in debate camp. and he heads into the debate with the latest gallup tracking poll still showing president obama showing a lead this morning, 6 points. >> if romney doesn't do well in this debate it will be hard to get back in this race. >> mitt romney has to avoid be appearing detached. his to-do list, the three cs show compassion, that he's competent and that he indeed can connect to voters. >> on those three cs, that's where he's got to really do well. >> reporter: while they lead in the polls, team obama know that debates can be a game-changer. he needs to avoid appearing irritable aor impatient. >> they need him to answer questions short, concise. >> the pressure is on for this debate. it could be a huge audience. anywhere between 50 million to 65 million may tune in to see these two men square off on wednesday night. >> david, great to see you live. >>> let's bring in "this week" host george stephanopoulos. the goal wednesday night is for each candidate to focus on the
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
out of the battleground states. president obama breaking away from mitt romney in key regions with just 41 days to go. is romney poised to lose a must-win ohio? >>> party animal. how about this startling new twist on children's parties. that's right. that's a five-foot alligator in the pool with 8-year-olds. it's just $175. why the man behind it says it's all good, clean fun. >> flaunting it. lady gaga responds to her critics about gaining weight, by revealing more than she has before. posing candid snapshots online. and opening up about her most personal struggle at all. could her opening up strange the way that young girls look at their bodies. >>> and good morning, everyone. robin on her medical leave today. glad to have amy robach here with us. >> thank you. >> a showdown at the u.n. just hours from now. thers president ahmadinejad, he's set to saturday the assembly, one day after president obama told the council that iran cannot get a nuclear weapon. >> this is his last address to the u.n. as president. we'll have moore on what we can expect from him. >>> we'll also from
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Sep 16, 2012 7:00am PDT
in a likability war right now with president obama. now he is launching the all-out charm offensive. it is "your voice, your vote" and abc's david kerley has more from the white house. david, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. by all measures this is still a close race. we have a couple of weeks to the debates. 50 plus days to the election, but there is one question that mitt romney is having a big, hard time winning. who do you like? so get ready for another charm offensive. yesterday romney went to his grandson's soccer game. this week he and wife ann appear on "live with kelly and michael" chatting about everything from toothpaste tubes to "the jersey shore." >> honey boo boo or snooki? >> i'm kind of a snooki fan. >> reporter: by the way, ann squeezes the toothpaste from the top. mitt from the bottom. why all the warm and fuzzy? because while the president also a slight lead among expected voters to win, he's running away in the likability numbers. [ playing "hail to the chief" ] >> reporter: this week the president will laugh it up on the letterman show, but does he need to? wh
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Sep 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
. president obama allowing them to stay for now. romney was asked, would he? >> for those that were undocumented, and brought here by their parents, and are illegal aliens. my view is we should put in place a permanent solution. >> reporter: but he did not offer what that solution would be. telling me in the primaries that those here illegally should go home and get to the back of the line. >> are you going to deport them or not? i'm not clear. >> i have some friends apparently, not in favor of a deportation, mass deportation effort. i believe people make their own choices, as to whether they want to go home. that's what i mean by self-deportation. >> reporter: and this question on same-sex marriage. >> translator: if one of your children, or grandchildren, or relatives, if they are gay and want to get married, what is your advice for them? >> my kids are all married. so, i'd be surprised. but i have grandchildren. and i love my children and i love my grandchildren. and i would, of course, want them to be happy. my view is this, that individuals should be able to pursue a relationsh
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Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
their target in less than a minute, just 250 miles. as president obama prepares for a showdown against the iranian president this morning. >>> the last-second hail mary pass on "monday night football" that had a game in chaos. one calling it a touchdown, the other waving it off. >>> the incredible shrinking woman. an amazing transformation, inspiring so many right now. the woman determined to lose 100 pounds after her wedding, using store dressing rooms and her camera. how her mission could help us all. >>> and -- ♪ what do you do after winning big at the emmys? sofia vergara danced all night in one sizzling celebration. what do the "modern family" stars do? they come to "gma." >> you're going to have a crazy week. >>> well protected this morning. robin on medical leave. everyone else back. good to have amy robach here. check out twitter overnight. it seems like the whole country is buzzing about that blown call. there it is right there. it looks like an interception. but watch the refs come in. one says yes, one says no. and the whole country goes a little bit crazy, especially, jos
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
, thanks. >>> the race for the white house. "your voice, your vote" with 40 days to go. and president obama has opened up his biggest lead yet in gallup's daily poll, six points. that puts more pressure than ever on mitt romney. and david muir had a chance to talko him late yesterday in ohio. good morning, david. >> reporter: hey, george. that gallup tracking poll will be a concern for the romney campaign. that's the poll they've been pointing to make the case this is a head-heat race. but the president taking the lead in that poll, as well. we asked the governor about these poll numbers as a new ad comes out this morning from the president, trying to keep that lead. this morning, a new and rare pitch. a new ad from president obama, up in 17 battleground states, as he tries to shape the final weeks of this quickly-shifting race. >> there will be debates, speeches and more ads. but if i could sitown with you in your living room or around the kitchen table, this is what i'd say. >> reporter: it comes as the president is buoyed by strong poll numbers in crucial states, ohio and florida. we ask
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Sep 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning, america. the big event overnight, president obama makes his case for four more years. saying he rescued the economy from disaster. >> america, i never said this journey would be easy. and i won't promise that now. >> 60 days left now to go toe-to-toe with mitt romney, as all eyes are on the crucial american jobs numbers this morning. >>> medical alert. new fears that up to 20,000 people may have been exposed to a deadly virus in one of the nation's most popular parks. a third, fatal victim now, as parts of yosemite are under lockdown this morning. >>> breaking overnight, prince harry secretly arrives in the war zone just hours ago. on a new mission to fly apache helicopters on the frontlines. how he's gone from wild parties in vegas to fighting the taliban. ♪ >>> and music's biggest night goes with one direction, the hottest boy band on the planet steals the show. chic rihanna kicking it off with a spicy performance before scoring the evening's top honor. the music's newest superstar has the crowd on its feet and dancing. >>> and good morning, america. okay, g
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Sep 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
names in politics and hollywood. michelle obama, bill clinton, the president himself, to superstars like mary j. blige, eva longoria. >> we're not divided. >> reporter: the president's top strategists making the rounds of sunday's talk shows. >> their campaign is built on a tripod of lies. a welfare take that is untrue. the suggestion that we're raiding medicare, absolutely untrue. >> reporter: as the democrats r56r7 up for their prime time moment, many are bashing last week's convention. >> he said it was a mistake to end the war in iraq and bring our warriors home. >> reporter: and it's chatter over one of the most memorable moments of the convention goes on the. that conversation between clint eastwood and the empty chair representing president obama with the president saying yesterday, he's still a huge clint eastwood fan. >> it's been dubbed the clipt moment. thank you, cecilia vega. for more, we go to jake tapper in washington. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, lara, how are you? >> good. i want to start with the incident with the two allegedly drunken delegates. not t
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Sep 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
" poll out now, that shows president obama getting a bounce now. and it shows insight as to why president obama may be pulling ahead and where romney's opportunities might lie. >>> what a night for tennis. andy murray winning his first grand slam in an epic match. one of the longest in tenney history. and 007, sean connery, was there, as predicted, to cheer on his fellow scot. >>> let's get to josh and the news. this frightening 9/11 report. >> on this 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a new report out raising concerns about our vulnerable to potential terrorists. but not at the airports or along the borders. but inside our hospitals. pierre thomas is here with this new warning. >> reporter: good morning, josh. authorities have identified no specific plots on this anniversary 9/11, many threats remain, including the potential for radicals to get access to radioactive materials. that's why this new report is so alarming. this report says this 9/11, some hospitals have been lax in securing dangerous materials that the terrorists could use to make a radiological or dirty bomb. the goa ha
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Sep 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
to sudan. other u.s. forces are heading to tunisia and others to yemen. and the obama administration has reviewed the film for possible removal. youtube denied the clip saying, the clip is, quote, clearly within our guidelines. and so, will stay on youtube. back here in cairo, egyptian security forces have just cleared tahrir square, one of the routes leading to the u.s. embassy. driving out the protesters and gaining control of the area. the interior minister said it is not just to protect the u.s. embassy, but other diplomatic missions, as well. >>> this violence has claimed two more american lives. two marines in afghanistan were killed when the taliban pulled off a blazen attack on a major base there. they say it was retaliation for the film. muhammad lila has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. this is not like other attacks we've seen in afghanistan. this was heavily-coordinated and involved a large number of taliban fighters. the attack has left two u.s. marines dead and a number of others wounded. the taliban has released what they say is the aftermath of the attack. nato is c
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Sep 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
working to pull his campaign out of a september slump as president obama with politics here in new york. jake tapper is here this morning. jake, the dants were combat dif on "60 minutes." >> that's right, george, they're entering a few phase of the debate. the candidates are looking for any edge to knock the other on its heels. >> reporter: mitt mney barn-storming battlegrounds, colorado, ohio and virginia, trying to regain momentum lost after a tough week on the trail. on the campaign trail overnight, romney was asked why he was trailing in so many battleground states. >> i think that the president's campaign has focused its advertising and in many cases on very inaccurate portrayals of my position. he's trying to fool people into thinking that i think things i don't. that ends, i think, during the debate. >> reporter: when he lands in ohio, tuesday, a brand-new campaign will greet him, for the comments he made describing 47% of the country is irresponsible. >> mitt romney attacked 47% of the americans who pay no income tax, including, veteran, elderly and disabled. >> reporter: and pr
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
expectations. the obama campaign arguing in five of the last six debates, the challengers were perceived the winners. romney's had a lot of practice. as you'll see, the romney camp, painting the president as a master orator. through ohio and virginia, this morning, a shift to that crucial first debate. overnight, a senior adviser to the romney campaign, sending a memo to romney surrogates. setting expectations low. saying president obama is a uniquely gifted speaker. and is widely regarded as one of the most talented political communicators in recent history. the governor had the same with us. >> he's a brilliant orator. >> reporter: romney will practice again this weekend. the president will travel to nevada this weekend for three days of prep. senator john kerry will play mitt romney. both sides are trying to avoid those infamous debate moments. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> thank you. >> reporter: and there was that bet. >> 10,000 bucks? $10,000 bet? >> reporter: but so much of it rests with the candidate. the hbo film "game change," nicolle wallace is predicted trying to show
ABC
Sep 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
from the first debate between president obama and republican challenger, mitt romney. some are calling these debates a make-or-break moment for romney. it's "your voice, your vote." with just 38 days left to election day. and david kerley joins us from the white house with an inside look at how both sides are prepping. david? >> reporter: good morning, bianna. this is the year that these debates could be critical. so, both candidates are spending a lot of time preparing. heading back to boston for more debate practice, mitt romney would not endorse the view that the debates could be do-or-die for his campaign. >> i don't think anyone would suggest that the debates are not important. i can't tell you how important it will be. it will be a good chance for the president and for me to have a conversation with the american people about our respective views. >> four more years. >> reporter: mr. obama spent a couple of hours practicing yesterday, as well. and has three days set aside for more practice. it's nicknamed debate camp. and near the end of camp, like now, it's a full-on mock debate.
ABC
Sep 9, 2012 7:00am PDT
years. the commander said he will not be harmed in response to the obama administration declaring the organization a terrorist group. that was on friday. however, he vowed more attacks on u.s. and nato forces. >>> in nicaragua, thousand of people were evacuated from their homes after a volcano erupted. on saturday, spewing a column of gas and ash. you can see there more than two miles into the air. people nearby said they heard three powerful explosions before see that cloud. >>> take a look at this frightening collision. during a football game. a tulane safety collides head-to-head with a teammate suffering a fractured spine. he's in stable position. his doctors said he had some feeling, walker, that is. in his arms and legs. walker will undergo surgery in the next day or two. >>> now finally, the honeymoon may not have lasted long for one football-obsessed couple. right, holly godard, an oklahoma state fan, and jim dare, an arizona fan, tied the knot during a tailgating ceremony, if you will. before their teams face off. arizona went on to upset oklahoma state. upsetting holly w
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Sep 23, 2012 7:00am PDT
the state by 14 points, the obama campaign admits it's harder in wisconsin where the president went after romney's comments that 47% of americans are victims. >> i don't believe in just looking out for workers or 53% or 47%. i'm going to look out for everybody. that's why i'm running for a second term. that's why i need your vote. >> reporter: that's what the president wants to talk about when he's out on the campaign trail. romney's 47% comment. by the way, that was the president's first visit to wisconsin in 220 days showing just how team obama is hoping to blunt any momentum that romney may gain in some of those battleground states. dan? >> good thinking. ryan may help in wisconsin. that may help. david, thank you. >>> for more let's bring in the hardest working man in news, george stephanopoulos, he's the host of abc's "this week" thanksgiving. how is that for an intro? >> i like that intro. thank you. >> so romney is saying his campaign does not need a reset. his advisers say it does. what's your verdict? >> of course, it does. >> what should he do to reset it? >> number one, he just
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